New to Python: Features

Alex Drummond a.drummond at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Oct 5 22:34:10 CEST 2004


> I've always been curious about that phrase.  It seems to imply
> that you _do_ care, since it would be possible for you to care
> less than you do.  Shouldn't the expression be "I couldn't care
> less"?

It's sarcastic. No surpise that graduate students don't get it ;)


Grant Edwards wrote:

> On 2004-10-05, Richard Blackwood <richardblackwood at cloudthunder.com>
> wrote:
> 
>>>Take for example if I were to claim that I were a graduate student in
>>>computer science theory at the University of California, Irvine.  A
>>>little bit of investigation would lead you to discover that I am
>>>likely the person I claim to be (header examination, university search,
>>>etc.).
>>>
>> I could care less honestly.
> 
> I've always been curious about that phrase.  It seems to imply
> that you _do_ care, since it would be possible for you to care
> less than you do.  Shouldn't the expression be "I couldn't care
> less"?
> 
>> I'll come back to usenet when I have more explicit and
>> specific questions relating to Python.
> 
> You can ask general and broad-reaching questions if you want
> to, but you're expected to do a modicum of research on your own
> to try to find the answers.
> 




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